Successful manuscript editors ‘correct and perfect’ your writing!

Since 1994, our experienced manuscript editors have helped tens of thousands of nonfiction and fiction writers become published authors. We prepare you for independent publication or submission to a traditional agent by giving proven, authoritative advice. Substantive editing to proofreading – we help you publish!

Whatever your topic: YOU write it, WE’LL perfect it!

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Manuscript editors with proven success and experience

Our editors have extensive publishing experience including writing, proofreading and book editing. This includes a long history of successfully published books, papers, and presentations.

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Editing protects your reputation

Your presentation is important.  You simply can’t afford to have a single error in grammar or punctuation. Make sure you meet that next deadline by enlisting professionals to make your English language shine.

The First Editing team proudly offers copy editing, line editing, and comprehensive content editing for all manuscripts.

Fiction Book and Novel Editing Services (read more)

  • Fiction novels and books
  • Scripts & Screenplays
  • Poetry and short stories
  • All genres

Nonfiction Manuscript Editing (read more)

  • Nonfiction Books and eBooks
  • Promotional Content
  • Websites & Blogs
  • Memoirs and Biographies
  • Business Communications
  • Advertising & Marketing Materials
  • Articles for Publication
  • Manuals, Instructions & Brochures
  • White Papers and Case Studies
  • Newsletters & Communications
  • Articles, Reports & Disclosures

Academic Papers & Research Editing (read more)

  • Thesis Editing Services
  • Dissertation Editing Services
  • Journal Articles
  • Research Papers
  • Technical Documents

Why we're here...

People make mistakes. When it comes to writing, authors often make LOTS of mistakes. While some writers struggle with grammar, others find it difficult to control being too “wordy.” Still, some aren’t quite sure what to include…and what to leave out.

Often, authors are so emotionally involved in their own work that they fill pages with great ideas but fail to express their true intent with the best word choices. First Editing specializes in fixing mistakes, beautifying English, and transforming drafts into literary masterpieces.

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